Grand Canyon University

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Grand Canyon University

3300 W Camelback Rd

Student Details

The Student Details section provides a numeric overview of the students enrolled at the institution. The data lists the number of total students and breaks down this statistic by gender, full-time vs. part-time students, and student-to-faculty-ratio. With this information, you can determine the school’s size, the availability and popularity of part-time programs compared to full-time programs, and the potential size of classes. This section also discusses the institution’s admissions and retention rate. With this information, you can gain a sense of your own likelihood of obtaining admittance to the institution, as well as how many students typically continue on at the institution after one year.
Total Number of Students 69,444
Number of Men 18,577
Number of Women 50,867
Percentage Women27%
Percentage Men73 %
Full-time Students 13178
Part-time Students 56266
Number of Applicants Not Reported
Number of Admitted Not Reported
Full-time Retention Rate (2015) 67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio 17 to 1

Tuition + Costs*

The Cost section provides an overview of how much it will cost to attend the institution for the full academic year. The section discusses the average annual cost of tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and extra expenses and fees. With this information, you can estimate how much it may cost you to attend the institution yourself.
yesTuition payment plan
In-state Tuition $16,500
Books and Supplies $800
On Campus Room and Board $8,550
In-state Fees $550
Out of State Tuition $550
Estimated Total$26,950

Net Price + Financial Aid*

The Net Price & Federal aid provides an overview of the average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduate and first-time students enrolled in the institution, as well as the percentage of students that received aid. The types of financial aid that is reported includes scholarship aid, institutional grant aid, federal grant aid, state/local grant aid, Pell grant aid, and federal student loan aid. With this information, you can get a feeling for the types of financial aid that you might receive once you are enrolled in the institution.
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid 70%
Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid dollars received by undergraduate students$7,909
Percent of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving federal grant aid 45%
Average amount of federal grant aid received by full-time, first-time undergraduates $4,644
Percent of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants 48%
Average amount Pell grant aid received by undergraduate students $5,074
Percent of undergraduate students receiving federal student loans 64%
Average amount of federal student loan aid received by undergraduate students $8,025
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The Degrees section provides an overview of the top area of studies that are awarded by the institution and the number of degrees that are awarded at each level. The degree types are classified by the US Department of Education’s CIP code system. With this information, you can begin to determine whether the institution offers the particular area of study and degree level that you would like to pursue.

Degrees Offered

yesBachelor’s Degree
yesMaster’s Degree
yesPost-Master’s Degree
yesDoctor’s Degree – research/scholarship

Degrees Awarded

Degrees Awarded by CIPCODE

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse5677
Special Education and Teaching, General1615
Business Administration and Management, General1419
Elementary Education and Teaching659
Curriculum and Instruction630
Educational Leadership and Administration, General486
Secondary Education and Teaching410
Nursing Administration399
Religious Education382
Early Childhood Education and Teaching372
Human Services, General352
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor317
Psychology, Other303
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling279
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management270

Degrees Awarded by Level

Bachelor's Degree9351
Master's Degree6435
Post-master's certificate41
Doctor's Degree - research/scholarship (new degree classification)4

Additional Services

yesWeekend/evening college
yesAcademic/career counseling service
yesEmployment services for students

Sports and Athletics

yesNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
yesNCAA or NAIA member for basketball - Western Athletic Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for baseball - Western Athletic Conference
yesNCAA or NAIA member for cross country/track - Western Athletic Conference

Institution’s internet website address
School Setting City: Large: Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
Geographic RegionSouthwest AZ NM OK TX
Chief Executive OfficerBrian Mueller
Name of System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure Institution is NOT part of a system or corporate entity
Opeflag Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Institutional control or affiliationPrivate for-profit (profit-making) institution - A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives compensation other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.
Dual credit Yes
Calendar system Semester A calendar system that consists of two semesters during the academic year with about 16 weeks for each semester of instruction. There may be an additional summer session.
Admission test scores
All data has been taken directly from the US Department of Education's IPEDS Data Center and reflects information that was self-reported by the institution for the 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Refer to our glossary for additional reference for the information given above.